Arty's Ani-magination

Arty's Ani-magination

A young girl wishes that people were more like animals (because they’re nicer and kinder obviously) and wakes to find herself transformed into a rat! But it’s not just her! All of … 

Eric Andre: The Stand Up Tour

Eric Andre: The Stand Up Tour

Comedian, actor and host of Adult Swim’s top-rated and most anarchic programme The Eric Andre Show comes to the (true) final night of Fringe to tear sh*t the f*ck up. 

Ben Hart: The Nutshell

Ben Hart: The Nutshell

West End star and multi award-winning magician Ben Hart makes a triumphant return to Edinburgh (due to phenomenal demand) with a show that shines a light on magic, life, the univer… 

'Edinburgh TV Festival Presents: Donovan in conversation with Eddi Reader

'Edinburgh TV Festival Presents: Donovan in conversation with Eddi Reader

Legendary singer-songwriter Donovan performs an acoustic set in this very special event showcasing the documentary film Donovan and The Beatles in India. 

Football, Feminism and Everything in Between: Live with Alastair and Grace Campbell

Football, Feminism and Everything in Between: Live with Alastair and Grace Campbell

Football and feminism are both huge parts of our culture and everyday lives, but rarely have they been brought together and forced to get along. 

There Will Be Cake

There Will Be Cake

An all-star improv show from award-winning improvisers Marcus Brigstocke (Live at the Apollo, BBC Two), Rachel Parris (The Mash Report, BBC Two), Pippa Evans (Tonight At The Pallad… 

Before the Wall

Before the Wall

Atmospheric drama about Second Opium War, populated by rarefied creatures of Chinese and British royal courts. 

Lost Voice Guy: I'm Only in It for the Parking

Lost Voice Guy: I'm Only in It for the Parking

Following the unprecedented success of his appearance on the final of Britain’s Got Talent 2018, BBC New Comedy Award winner and star and writer of BBC Radio 4’s comedy series Abil… 

The National Trust Fan Club

The National Trust Fan Club

The National Trust Fan Club is what happens if you imagine a Dave Gorman show delivered by your bouncy Auntie Joyce and her preoccupation with how to pronounce ‘scone’ (to rhym… 

Ronni Ancona and Lewis MacLeod: Just Checking In

Ronni Ancona and Lewis MacLeod: Just Checking In

Celebrity impression shows have a Marmite-esque quality: whether they are a hit or a failure depends largely on their consumer and there is rarely an 'in between'. 

Colonel Mustard and Friends

Colonel Mustard and Friends

Music festival favourite Colonel John Thomas McMustard brings you a show with guests from the world of music, comedy and spoken word. 

Esther Rantzen: Everything I've Ever Done Wrong (According to My Daughter)

Esther Rantzen: Everything I've Ever Done Wrong (According to My Daughter)

Broadcasting legend Dame Esther Rantzen and her daughter, journalist Rebecca Wilcox, discuss careers and family ties. 

Fred MacAulay in Conversation

Fred MacAulay in Conversation

Fred MacAulay, one of Scotland’s best-loved stand-ups, is back with his live lunchtime chat show. 

Mark Thompson's Spectacular Science Show

Mark Thompson's Spectacular Science Show

You think science is boring, think again; this is science like you have never seen it before. 

Comedy Night at the Museum

Comedy Night at the Museum

Join the greatest comedians from across the globe as they blur the line between arteFACT and arteFICTION in a wholly improvised set prompted by genuine artefacts housed in the Nati… 

Romantic Romeo

Romantic Romeo

The Capulets and the Montagues hate each other but Romeo has something else on his mind. 

Vir Das: Loved

Vir Das: Loved

India’s top comic and global sensation Vir Das returns to the Edinburgh Fringe for a limited run only with his brand-new internationally touring show Loved. 

Iain Dale: All Talk

Iain Dale: All Talk

Award-winning LBC radio presenter, CNN political commentator and For the Many podcast host brings his acclaimed, incisive insight on current affairs to the Fringe for the first tim… 

Sinatra: Raw

Sinatra: Raw

Richard Shelton’s masterful show revealing the man behind the music returns following a sold out West End season. 

Jan Ravens: Who Do I Think I Am?

Jan Ravens: Who Do I Think I Am?

Jan Ravens is best-known as the star of BBC’s Dead Ringers. 

Adam Rowe: Undeniable

Adam Rowe: Undeniable

What does it take to become undeniably good at what you do? Fresh from a sell-out UK tour; Liverpool Comedian of the Year winner and English Comedian of the Year nominee Adam Rowe,… 

The Beatbox Collective: What's Your Sound?

The Beatbox Collective: What's Your Sound?

Spend an evening in the company of the world team beatbox champions, The Beatbox Collective. 

Daliso Chaponda: What the African Said

Daliso Chaponda: What the African Said

Britain’s Got Talent and Amanda Holden’s Golden Buzzer act, the Malawian-born comedian stars in his debut stand-up tour after capturing the nation’s hearts on television and garner… 

Geoff Norcott: Traditionalism

Geoff Norcott: Traditionalism

Last year’s sell-out show returns with a full refurb for 2018. 

Singing Hands Summer Spectacular

Singing Hands Summer Spectacular

An interactive, multisensory, Makaton-signed experience featuring many of the much-loved songs from the Singing Hands DVDs and CDs. 

Robin Ince: Chaos of Delight

Robin Ince: Chaos of Delight

An artist’s manifesto of delight and curiosity from bohemians to black holes, Dali to DNA. 

Lost Voice Guy: Inspiration Porn

Lost Voice Guy: Inspiration Porn

BBC New Comedy Award winner and star and writer of BBC Radio 4’s brand-new comedy series, Ability, has unwittingly become an unintentional porn star because of the inspirational me… 

Barry Cryer and Ronnie Golden: Historical Objects

Barry Cryer and Ronnie Golden: Historical Objects

Our plucky pension grabbers take you on a hilarious journey to comedy’s distant past. 

Zoe Lyons: Entry Level Human

Zoe Lyons: Entry Level Human

As seen on Live at the Apollo (BBC Two), Mock the Week (BBC Two), Room 101 (BBC One) and regularly heard on BBC Radio 4’s News Quiz, Just a Minute, The Now Show and plenty more. 

Gamarjobat

Gamarjobat

Gamarjobat shows that comedy is truly without language barriers. 

Jamali Maddix: Vape Lord

Jamali Maddix: Vape Lord

Critically acclaimed comedian and host of Viceland’s Hate Thy Neighbour, Jamali Maddix is returning to Edinburgh before heading out on his first world tour. 

Wrecked

Wrecked

There are a lot of innovative and unique venues at this year’s Festival, but Wrecked might be just one of the most original and weirdest, as this entire performance takes place i… 

Mark Thompson's Spectacular Science Show

Mark Thompson's Spectacular Science Show

Mark Thompson is quite clear about what his (modestly) titled Spectacular Show isn't: "It's not a science lecture," he insists. 

The Big Balloon Singalong

The Big Balloon Singalong

Caring for kids with a curious craze for karaoke? Then look no further than The Big Balloon Singalong! Fun for all the family and featuring all the greatest hits (. 

Night at the Museum

Night at the Museum

Join the greatest comedians from across the globe as they blur the line between arte-fact and arte-fiction in a wholly improvised set, prompted by genuine artefacts housed in the N… 

Jack Docherty: Miekelson and McGlashan – Serious Men

Jack Docherty: Miekelson and McGlashan – Serious Men

Fresh from filming the fifth series of hit BBC One show Scot Squad, Edinburgh’s Jack Docherty returns to the Fringe for the first time in 25 years. 

Irina Titova: Queen of Sand

Irina Titova: Queen of Sand

Making her UK debut, talented sand artist Irina Titova and her audience will travel Around the World in 80 Pictures in the spirit of Jules Verne. 

Aaron Calvert: Declassified

Aaron Calvert: Declassified

What if all the stories you heard were true? Urban legends contained within declassified files are recreated live on stage by master hypnotist Aaron Calvert. 

South Bend

South Bend

Multi award-winning Grid Iron, in association with Platform, bring you a hilarious road movie for the stage. 

Fred MacAulay in Conversation

Fred MacAulay in Conversation

Fred MacAulay, one of Scotland’s best-loved stand-ups, is back with his live lunchtime chat show. 

Night at the Museum

Night at the Museum

This show is described as an ‘unrehearsed show-and-tell’ from ‘the best comedians from across the globe’. 

This Is Not Culturally Significant

This Is Not Culturally Significant

This is Not Culturally Significant is an incredibly rare thing indeed. 

Stuart Maconie: Jarrow Road to the Deep South

Stuart Maconie: Jarrow Road to the Deep South

In October 2016, writer and broadcaster Stuart Maconie walked 300 miles from Jarrow to London, retracing the famous Jarrow Crusade 80 years on, through a divided, complex country t… 

Singing Hands Summer Spectacular

Singing Hands Summer Spectacular

Join Suzanne and Tracy on a magical, musical journey around the world. 

Frost and Lorca

Frost and Lorca

A unique fusion of art, poetry, projections, music and theatre. 

Ayesha Hazarika: State of the Nation

Ayesha Hazarika: State of the Nation

Politics, power and how we lost the plot. 

Fred MacAulay in Conversation

Fred MacAulay in Conversation

One of Scotland’s favourite stand-up comedians, Fred MacAulay branches out with a new live lunchtime chat show. 

Ensonglopedia of Science

Ensonglopedia of Science

John Hinton is on a one man mission to make science cool. 

Brave Macbeth

Brave Macbeth

If you feel sceptical about the idea of Macbeth as a comedy for children, let me put your mind at rest. 

Jan Ravens: Difficult Woman

Jan Ravens: Difficult Woman

The Dead Ringers star in her much anticipated debut Edinburgh show. 

Robin Ince's Rorschach Test

Robin Ince's Rorschach Test

For a man who claims to be a ‘professional idiot’ Robin Ince sure seems to know a lot. 

Mark Thompson's Spectacular Science Show

Mark Thompson's Spectacular Science Show

The Science Guy is back. 

Kinsey Sicks: Things You Shouldn't Say

Kinsey Sicks: Things You Shouldn't Say

If you love Donald Trump, you’ll hate this show! Get ready for a hilarious, thought-provoking, heartbreaking yet inspiring experience – in glorious four-part harmony and over-the… 

Neil Delamere: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Pensioner

Neil Delamere: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Pensioner

Not long ago, Neil’s dad asked him to help deliver the Meals on Wheels. 

La Vie Dans Une Marionette

La Vie Dans Une Marionette

A whimsical story of a pianist and his puppet, it’ll have you falling off your seat in laughter! Packed full of gags, hilarious moments and surprises, the White Face Crew combine p… 

Vir Das’ Unbelievable: The Dishonest Indian

Vir Das’ Unbelievable: The Dishonest Indian

A mix of comedy and dishonesty from his uniquely Indian perspective, Vir’s going to tell you some stories from his life: from growing up in India to studying in America, Indian c… 

Casting Call Woe

Casting Call Woe

Next on the list of unusual inspirations: Casting Call Woe is a Fringe show based on a blog. 

Shakin' Shakespeare

Shakin' Shakespeare

Shakin’ Shakespeare does an incredible job at presenting the playwright’s work in an accessible and side-splittingly funny way. 

Soul Nation: Choir On Fire

Soul Nation: Choir On Fire

As an Edinburgh based act performing in the Edinburgh Fringe there’s always going to be a certain level of expectation from the local crowd. 

The Beatbox Collective

The Beatbox Collective

Watching beatboxing is fun for most of us in the same way that watching acrobatics is – it’s the enjoyment that comes from thinking ‘I could never do this in a million years… 

Not Just a Funny Turn

Not Just a Funny Turn

Join us for a gala night of comedy featuring a myriad of the biggest names on the Fringe coming together to raise funds for the Stroke Association in Scotland. 

The Snow Queen

The Snow Queen

Theatre Anon’s production of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen is a heart-warming family show, complete with a bit of sing-song. 

Rory Bremner Meets...

Rory Bremner Meets...

Impressionist and comedian Rory Bremner hosts seven shows of comedy and conversation with hand-picked, special guests. 

Kids Do Forth on the Fringe

Kids Do Forth on the Fringe

Returning for a fourth year, Kids Do Forth on the Fringe presents some of the best names in children’s entertainment. Hosted by Bec Hill, full line-up at forthone.com/kidsdo. 

Michael Morpurgo's King Arthur

Michael Morpurgo's King Arthur

Story Pocket Theatre bring Michael Morpurgo’s novel about King Arthur to life with a solid and enjoyable production. 

Horse McDonald in Careful

Horse McDonald in Careful

Swapping her musical trappings for the theatre, Horse McDonald takes to the stage to present an undeniably intriguing and raw, if occasionally sensational, biopic of her own life. 

Neil Delamere: Ctrl Alt Delamere

Neil Delamere: Ctrl Alt Delamere

One of Ireland’s top comedians is back in Edinburgh. 

Mark Thompson's Spectacular Science Show

Mark Thompson's Spectacular Science Show

Science like you have never seen before. 

Night at the Museum

Night at the Museum

Join the best comedians from across the globe as they blur the line between arteFACT and arteFICTION in an improvised set prompted by genuine objects found in the National Museum o… 

Treasure Island

Treasure Island

This child-friendly adaptation is a very funny, high energy, big, bold and bright show that features colourful costumes, crazy characters and a large interactive screen so that nob… 

The Animotion Show: Peace - War

The Animotion Show: Peace - War

Returning in a new theatrical format that builds on 2015’s outdoor extravaganza, The AniMotion Show premieres Peace and War.